Title: Production floor lead
Company: Hanna Rubber Co.
Why he was selected: Through four years with the company, Dean understands the need to have quality people working with him and will put in the extra effort to make sure a customer's order goes out correct and on time.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the rubber industry?
Coming out of college, looking for a job, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. My cousin worked in the industry and helped me get into a position at his company.
What do you love most about your job?
I love having different tasks every day and not having to do the same repetitive thing over and over. I really enjoy working with my hands and this job allows me to do so.
What accomplishment are you most proud of so far and why?
Having the knowledge and ability to work anywhere in my company's production warehouse is a big goal of mine. There are nine different shops in my company's warehouse, and my goal is to train and master in each one of them. I am proud to say that I have completed seven of the nine shops.
Other interests: Is set to marry his fiancee, Miranda, in December and spends time with his older brother, sister and 7-year-old niece.